War Dogs is a film based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
It’s a shame Miles Teller hasn’t done a good film since his brilliant performance in 2014′sWhiplash, which only leaves me to look forward to his upcoming film Bleed For This due to be released later this year. Otherwise his choices in the films he works on has been relatively poor despite how good of an actor he can be (much like that of Kristen Wiig if she focused more on the dramatic side with a dash of comedy). Teller did well in War Dogs and I did enjoy the film as it did make use of both his comedic and dramatic skills however the film was till not the most amazing thing that I’d seen over the “summer” period and was almost forgettable.
Like I said with Teller, the best part of the film is the acting as Teller’s counterpart Jonah Hill also did very well and they both had great chemistry on screen. Hill does well in portraying the character you love to hate though in saying this about both Hill and Teller’s performances, I knew nothing about either of their real life counterparts to really make reference to how faithful their portrayal’s were. It also would’ve been good to see a little more of Bradley Cooper but he made enough of an impact in the film with the little time he spent on screen.
It’s a decent middle-range film that doesn’t tip the scale enough either way and happily sits in the middle. War Dogs still has a recommendation attached to it though it’s not a film to be blown away by.